Fall 2012

An artist for anxious times

Modris Eksteins
Kurt Kleiner

That Vincent van Gogh was a failure during his lifetime is not merely an irony, according to Modris Eksteins, UTSC history professor emeritus; it’s central to his appeal to us in the modern world.

Physical and Environmental Sciences receives major accreditation

by Don Campbell

UTSC’s department of physical and environmental sciences (DPES) has received accreditation from Canada’s leading environmental sciences professional development organization—a landmark accomplishment for the program.

Take Home: 7 tips for a better lunch break

A "dedicated" lunch break can help you work better and feel better, according to John Trougakos, professor of organizational behaviour at UTSC. It's how you take your break, he says, that will affect how much you benefit from it.

Musician Steven Page To Speak During Mental Health Awareness Month

by Don Campbell

This October—Mental Health Awareness Month—the University of Toronto Scarborough will host a series of workshops and guest lectures, including an appearance by Canadian musician Steven Page.

Breakthrough Thinking: The Zen of self-control

Meditation
Kurt Kleiner

Rimma Teper has always found her meditation sessions relaxing and therapeutic. Now, as a doctoral candidate in psychology at UTSC, she’s helping to understand why meditation is also good for boosting self-control.

David Suzuki Gives 2012 Watts Lecture

Environmental icon and award-winning science broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki delivered the 36th Watts Lecture at UTSC on March 5, 2012.

Did you know?

Bees
Don Campbell

There’s a buzz, literally, around the UTSC campus—we’re getting more honeybees.

Spotlight

Paul Harpley

Paul Harpley BSc 1978 Conservationist, naturalist and artist Paul Harpley has a deep, long-time connection to the Rouge Valley. As a child he spent summers at his grandparents’ cabin in the area, fishing and canoeing the lower Rouge.

Mentorship shows students they belong

Kurt Kleiner

UTSC is an intellectual and cultural hub in the eastern GTA, but it is also located close to many marginalized communities with young people who often do not consider college or university.

Everybody in the pool

In two years, UTSC will open its first-ever dedicated aquatics and athletics centre. But just because the campus has never had its own swimming pool doesn’t mean its students haven’t excelled at water sports over the years.

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